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NIAGARA FALLS – A Niagara Falls man was shot in the left thigh just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of Niagara Ave.

The victim, Manuel Marquez, 19, was taken for treatement to Erie County Medical. His injury was not considered life-threatening, according to Detective Lt. Michael Trane. Police said Marquez heard a large group of people fighting and tried to flee when he heard shots.